The 2016 Rolex Regatta and Conference will be on the weekend of September 29- October 2. The event is organiused by SDA Bocconi business school, and Yacht Club Italiano, and takes place in the super- picturesque Ligurian coast of Italy at Santa Margherita di Ligure.
This is the annual climax to the Sunsail MBA Global Sailing League. The number of participants means that a school needs to do well here to compete in the league.
Participation is by invitation only.
The A Division is split between Beneteau 36.7 and Jeanneau Sunfast 37 yachts, who race on Friday and Saturday before the top boats face off in sports boats in a match racing finale. The B division is made up of a mixture of boats who sail without spinnakers under a handicap system.
The onshore events are lavish, with welcome drinks on the Thursday, dinner and party on Friday and the legendary gala dinner on Saturday night.